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Propensity of adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in agriculture among female farmers in Abia State, Nigeria

E.C. Chinaka, C Chigozie-Okwum, S Ugboaja, M Osuo-Genseleke, D Michael

Abstract


The research was conducted with the aim of identifying significant predictors of the propensity to adopt ICTs by Nigerian Women in Agriculture. Abia state was used as case study. A total of 300 respondents were sampled from the three agricultural zones in Abia state. The instrument for data collection was a 20 item structured questionnaire. A total of 200 questionnaires were finally used for analysis. SPSS 21 was the software employed in conducting the analysis and the data were analysed by running a linear regression. The dependent variable was the propensity to adopt ICTs while the independent variables were Age, Level of education, Occupation, years of experience, income, and desire to use ICTs; frequency of use, ease of use, efficiency and effectiveness of ICTs. The study identified Age, level of education ad income of respondents as significant socio-economic predictors of the propensity to adopt ICTs by Nigerian WIA. Frequency of use, ease of use, efficiency and effectiveness of ICTs were equally identified as significant predictors of the propensity to adopt ICTs by Nigerian women in Agriculture.

Keywords: Propensity, Adoption, Women, Agriculture and ICTs




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